Associate Professor, University of Warwick, Department of Education Studies.

Dr Perry’s research and teaching focus on research- and evidence-informed education policy and practice. He researches and has specialist methodological expertise relating to systematic review and evidence synthesis; quantitative methods and secondary data analysis; evaluation, improvement and enquiry; social scientific methodology; and knowledge mobilisation, exchange and use. Substantive topics of particular interest featuring in his research include applied cognitive science, structural reform, inequalities, accountability, school improvement and professional development. Tom leads the University of Warwick’s education doctorate (EdD) programme, the research methods course for postgraduate taught students in education studies, co-leads a module on equity and effectiveness in education, and teaches on the advanced research methods course for doctoral students.

Research led by Dr Perry has been cited widely and internationally including by UNESCO, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, the Young Lives International Study, FFT Education Datalab, and the EEF. His work has featured in national news media including in the Times Educational Supplement; SchoolsWeek and BBC Radio 4. Tom is an active and engaged academic, supporting advisory and expert groups; speaking at academic, professional and policy conferences and events; and advising and working on numerous research and development projects.

Current Teaching:

  • Programme Director, Doctorate in Education (EdD)
  • Module co-leader, Equity and Effectiveness in Education (MA optional module)
  • Module leader, Foundation Research Methods in Education (MA core module)
  • Tutor, Advanced Research Methods (teaching review and synthesis, and research purposes and questions)